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PACIFIC ISLANDS: BUILDING RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Pacific Island countries are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change such as rising sea level, increasing drought and storm frequency and intensity, ocean acidification, and consequent damage to coral reefs and fisheries. Preparing for and responding to climate change impacts places additional pressures on existing funding sources and government structures. Many governments within the Pacific region seek support to address these negative impacts. USAID’s Climate Ready project will help Pacific Island countries to become more climate resilient and to better protect the lives and livelihoods of their citizens.

Climate Ready will work with Pacific island governments and regional stakeholders to: (1) draft and implement policies to achieve national adaptation goals; (2) access and utilize international sources of climate financing; and (3) improve systems and expertise to better manage and monitor adaptation projects. It will build on and leverage similar work that is already underway. The outcome of Climate Ready will help countries develop in accordance their national adaptation strategies.

CLIMATE READY WILL ASSIST GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS:
Climate Ready will work with governments to prioritize areas of support that align with their climate adaption plans and goals. Illustrative examples include:

  • Assist governments to draft or update climate change laws, policies, regulations etc.
  • Promote peer-to-peer sharing of best practices among governments in the region.
  • Strengthen financial management, data collection, performance monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Develop tools and techniques to ensure vulnerable groups are considered in policy development and project planning.
  • Increase project management capacity for government staff and project implementers.
  • Increase awareness of objectives and requirements of international climate change funds.
  • Support country readiness goals for accessing increased amounts of climate change funds.
  • Provide technical assistance to plan, design and draft funding proposals that address adaptation priorities and account for vulnerable groups.
  • Develop and deliver training/certification programs for civil society and private sector entities who will manage adaptation projects.

See factsheet for full details.

Project Status
Start Date
Sunday, January 1, 2017
End Date
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Duration
5 years
Short Title
USAID Climate Ready
Project Type
Total Funding
24,000,000
Donor Currency
USD
Project Scope

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